Archive: 2012

May 30, 2012

ALP students graduate in Kunduz province

KUNDUZ PROVINCE, Afghanistan (May 30, 2012) — More than 100 men joined the ranks of the Kunduz province Afghan Local Police during a graduation ceremony in Nowabad village, May 26.

May 29, 2012

NATO Memorial Day Service

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (May 29, 2012) — More than 150 service members and wounded warriors attended the NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit Memorial Day ceremony, May 28. The ceremony was dedicated in remembrance of those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice in the call of duty.

May 29, 2012

South Carolina Army National Guard soldiers partner with Kuwaiti National Guard

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait (May 29, 2012) — Partnership meant opposition for some United States Army National Guard and Kuwaiti National Guard troops during an exercise here recently.

May 24, 2012

Allen Anticipates Much Summer Activity in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2012 — The commander of NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan candidly told reporters today his assessment will largely set the course for operations there after the drawdown of U.S. surge forces and before the end of NATO’s combat role in 2014.

May 24, 2012

Marines Earn Citizenship Before Deployment

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan (May 24, 2012) — Two Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 273 reached a turning point in their lives before deploying to Afghanistan.

May 23, 2012

PRT conducts first mission with new Agriculture division

KUNAR, Afghanistan (May 16, 2012) – Provincial Reconstruction Team Kunar welcomed its newest members to the team with its first agricultural mission May 14.

May 22, 2012

ANSF takes the lead in information fight

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (May 22, 2012) — Afghan National Security Forces are working hard to ‘take point’ in the information fight as the withdrawal of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan draws closer.

May 21, 2012

U.S. Marines, Jordanian forces find common ground with firepower

JABAL PETRA, Jordan (May 21, 2012) — Marines from the tank platoon of Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and tank crewmen with the Royal Jordanian Army spent May 7 conducting a live-fire training exercise in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan putting tank rounds on target.

May 17, 2012

US, Jordanian soldiers train together, enhance skills

JOINT TRAINING CENTER, Jordan (May 17, 2012) — Rolling through a low valley and expecting contact, the convoy crawled over rocks too large and loose for the troops to move over.

May 15, 2012

Paratroopers learn to work with Afghan partners

FORWARD OPERATING BASE ARIAN, Afghanistan — As the American paratroopers moved carefully into the sleepy village of Ghat Kala, the Afghan troops that accompanied them were noticeably at ease.